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Taroko National Park - Taroko Visitor Center

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  • Beautiful scenery of Tunnel of Nine Turns
  • Baiyang Trail Shui-lian-dong
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  • Tianfeng Pagoda
  • Changchun Shrine
  • Taroko National Park

Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien City, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Qingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742 meters. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area.

The waterfalls characterized Taroko National Park and the most famous ones are Baiyang Waterfall, Yindai Waterfall, Changchun Waterfall, and Lushui Waterfall. Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou) and Tunnel of Nine Turns (Jiuqudong) are the most impressive natural scenes in Taroko and the canyons here are the narrowest. Tourists can appreciate the natural beauty along the tour track. Swallows nest on the cliff, chirping and flying back forth. The Taroko monumental is designed in Chinese style and Changchun Temple is to remember those who sacrificed their lives for building the central highway.

Tianxiang

This is the site of an old Atayal village at the confluence of the Liwu and Dasha Rivers. Its name commemorates Wen Tianxiang, who lived in the 13th century and was the last prime minister of the Song Dynasty.

Scenic spots at Tianxiang include Xiangde Temple, Tianfeng Pagoda, a suspension bridge, the Wen Tianxiang Memorial Garden, the Plum Garden, and Tianxiang Church. In winter each year the Plum Garden blooms forth, forming a sea of white blossoms stretching from the highway to Xiangde Temple. Shanyue Village at Bulowan, another old tribal settlement in the gorge, offers a new and unique type of accommodation for the area.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:
  1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Changhua System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Wufeng System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 6 → Exit at the Puli End Interchange → Prov. Hwy 14 → Prov. Hwy 14A → Prov. Hwy 8
  2. Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su'ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 

**The Central Cross-Island Highway (Guguan to Deji Section) is currently closed for repairs.

Public:
  1. Take TRA to Hualien Station or Xincheng Station, transfer Taroko Route 310 to Taroko Visitor Center stop.
  2. Take TRA to Hualien Station or Xincheng Station, transfer Hualien Bus 1133 to Taroko National Park stop.
  3. Take TRA to Xincheng Station, transfer Hualien County Bus 302 to Taroko National Park stop.

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Last update time: 2021-08-27
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